Thursday, April 06, 2006

Definitely not the blogging high season (still cont.)

I can completely empathize with bloggers who feel the pressures of added scrutiny, time pressure, and the need to sometimes step back from the fray as their careers gain steam. Earlier this year, the blogosphere saw the departure of candienne, after several years of candid blogging. Now, Anne-Carolyn at the concert has also decided to go on hiatus, hopefully only for a short time.

One of the tougher things about blogging I have found is how satisfying the whole process is, but how darned difficult it is to keep up when the season is at its peak, ie. right now (not an apology). Many classical music blogs that usually feature regular updates slow down to a trickle at best at this time of the year.

Uh oh, Emma's woken up and crying again. She does like those late-night hugs...

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered your website and am very enthusiastic to see the comprehensive nature of several of the topics you have chosen to include on this site. I believe it to be highly informative to the professional, and, more importantly, the young, aspiring college aged pianist, and find much of the material very practical and useful. I might also consider using some of it (of course with your permission) in my Accompanying Techniques Course. It is definitely the busiest time of the year. I will be relieved when the semester is over, and I am not coaching opera, playing a baroque chamber music concert on harpsichord, playing a concert of all 3 of the Brahms violin sonatas, playing several vocal recitals, several other instrumental degree recitals, numerous sonata and concerti mvt's for instrumental studio recitals, ALL IN ONE MONTH, plus teaching class, and applied accompanying lessons to piano majors. But, I do love what I do.

    Ron Petti, DM
    Director of Accompanying
    Stephen F. Austin State University
    Nacogdoches, TX